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You Had Me at Woof

How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness

by Julie Klam

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You Had Me at Woof by Julie Klam
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2010
    240 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would ever meet the man she could spend the rest of her life with. And then it happened. She met the irresistible Otto, her first in a long line of Boston terriers, and fell instantly in love.

You Had Me at Woof is the often hilarious and always sincere story of how one woman discovered life's most important lessons from her relationships with her canine companions. From Otto, Julie realized what it might feel like to find "the one." She learned to share her home, her heart, and her limited resources with another, and she found an authentic friend in the process. But that was just the beginning. Over the years her brood has grown to one husband, one daughter, and several Boston terriers. And although she had much to learn about how to care for them - walks at 2 a.m., vet visits, behavior problems - she was surprised and delighted to find that her dogs had more wisdom to convey to her than she had ever dreamed. And caring for them has made her a better person - and completely and utterly opened her heart. Riotously funny and unexpectedly poignant, You Had Me at Woof recounts the hidden surprises, pleasures, and revelations of letting any mutt, beagle, terrier, or bulldog go charging through your world.

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"Starred Review. This gem of a book is a gift to dog lovers everywhere." - Publishers Weekly

"A charming, funny and genuinely touching memoir from Julie Klam that will appeal not just to dog lovers, but to anyone with a heart." - Shelf Awareness

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